MUSEUM OF CAMBRIDGE    (Fully guided tour)

Thursday 12th April 2018, 10.45 for 11am

The Whittlesford Society has organised a fully guided tour of the Museum of Cambridge.  The museum has an interesting collection of items, spanning some 300 years of the history and heritage of Cambridge and Cambridgeshire.  It promises to be an interesting afternoon!   The cost of the tour is £8 to include light refreshments and a fun 'feelie' bag with a meet time of 10.45am for an 11am start.   The museum is on the corner of Castle Street / Northampton Street and the best way to get there is by parking at Madingley Park and Ride and boarding a bus.  If you would like to join the tour please either let Debbie know on 832453 or e.mail 

WHITTLESFORD SOCIETY AGM   (William Westley School)

Wednesday 18th April 2018, 8pm

All are warmly invited to join us at our upcoming AGM. Our Treasurer, Kay Deane, will be giving an interesting talk on the trials and tribulations of completing the Coast to Coast walk, with her husband, last year.  The meeting will also give you an opportunity to discover more about the society's activities over the past year and our plans for the future.  Light refreshments will be provided.


Sunday 22nd April, 2pm

New to the village?  Been in the village a little while, but not been on one of our village tours, guided by 'expert' village residents with knowledge of historic buildings and areas of archaeological and ecological interest? These tours are a super way to learn more about the village from residents with lots of interesting knowledge about the village you live in.  If you would like to join our upcoming tour, guided by Ashley Arbon, please phone 832453 (Debbie Bright) or email to (Meg Holland).  NB Due to the length and content of the tour, it is not recommended for young children.


VOTES FOR WOMEN    Planting of Commemorative Oak Tree on the Lawn

Tuesday 6th February 2018, 3.30 pm

The 1918  'Representation of the people act' gave women over the age of 30 (who met certain criteria eg. householders) the right to vote. It was not until the Representation of People (Equal Franchise) Act was passed in 1928 that ALL women over the age of 21 were granted this right.  To mark these historic dates an Oak tree will be planted on the Lawn.  Please all come along on Tuesday 6th February at 3.30 pm to join in this special event. Tree planting to take place alongside Mill Lane ... look out for the banner and bunting !  


Saturday 27th January, 11am

All welcome to come along to survey the Lawn and count the overwintering rosettes of the Bee Orchids.    The 'hunt' will be led by Ashley Arbon who will provide more detailed information about their anatomy and life cycle.  If you would like to take an active part in the survey, please meet at the Lawn car park just before 11am.  Full guidance/instructions will be given on the day so you do not need to have any prior knowledge of this attractive orchid, one of over 127 plant species growing in this area. We look forward to seeing you on the day!

World War 1 Project - The Whittlesford 100

We are currently undertaking a project to research the 100 village men who left to fight in the First World War. We want to find out who they were, what happened to them and their families before, during and after the war. What was the impact of the war on the village?
There is a list of the 100 men on the 'Documents and Publications Library' section of the website which you can view and download. Alternatively, if you would like to receive an e-mailed copy of the list please phone 833386 or contact the Publications Editor using the e-mail address on the 'Contact Us' page. 

We are now moving the project forward by trying to get information on the outstanding/missing names so if you have any information which might help or you want to be involved, please phone 833386 for more information         

Watch this space for further information or call 833386

Further details of all Whittlesford Society events will be posted on this website, in LOOK magazine, or can be obtained by contacting any Committee member on